Practice Quizzes

These Practice Quizzes test your knowledge of the important concepts in each chapter and provide an explanation for each answer.


Please read each question and select your answer from the choices provided. You must complete all of the questions in order to view your results. At the end of each exam, you have the option to e-mail your results to your instructor.


1:  The founder of the modern Olympic Games in 1894 was:
A: Baron Pierre de Coubertin
B: Henry Mitchell McCracken
C: Fred Corcoran
D: William Hulbert

2:  National Governing Bodies are:
A: the national Olympic organizing committees in each individual country
B: the organizations governing a specific sport within each individual country
C: the federations governing sports throughout the world
D: the organizing committees for host cities

3:  For a sport to be included on the Summer Olympic Program, it must be practiced by:
A: men and women in at least 25 countries on four continents
B: men in at least 25 countries on four continents and by women in at least 25 countries on four continents
C: men in at least 25 countries on four continents and by women in at least 25 countries on three continents
D: men in at least 75 countries on four continents and by women in at least 40 countries on three continents

4:  In its initial efforts to sell more shoes in Europe, Nike incorporated one of Europe's most popular traditions. What was it?
A: Soccer exhibitions
B: Bullfighting
C: Opera
D: Track and field events

5:  What Summer Olympic Games marked the turning point for commercial involvement with the Olympic Games?
A: Los Angeles in 1984
B: Barcelona in 1992
C: Atlanta in 1996
D: Sydney in 2000

6:  Sport first spread across international borders through:
A: the work of international federations spreading different sports across borders
B: broadcasting of various games into other nations
C: imperialistic efforts, as a mean's of imposing the conqueror's culture on the colonized land
D: the Olympic games

7:  In the Olympic organizational structure, what two entities report directly to the IOC?
A: National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and National Governing Bodies (NGBs)
B: National Governing Bodies (NGBs) and Organizing Committees for the Olympic Games (OCOGs)
C: International Federations (IFs) and National Governing Bodies (NGBs)
D: International Federations (IFs) and National Olympic Committees (NOCs)

8:  Which of the following is not one of the sponsorship levels for the Olympic Games in accordance with the Olympic Charter?
A: IF Sponsorship Programs
B: OCOG Sponsorship Programs
C: NOC Sponsorship Programs
D: The Olympic Partner Program

9:  The Olympic motto "Citius, Altius, Fortius," translates to:
A: "serious, highest, fortuitous"
B: "swift, tall, fortified"
C: "swifter, higher, stronger"
D: "swiftest, highest, winningest"

10:  What statement best describes the Olympic broadcast revenues?
A: The IOC's long-term broadcasting strategy is to secure broadcasting rights years in advance of the Olympic games to enable organizing cities to set firm budgets earlier.
B: Summer Olympic broadcast revenue far exceeds the Winter revenue, in many cases it more than doubles it.
C: Olympic broadcast rights outside of the United States have grown dramatically, thereby reducing the Olympic Movement's dependency on U.S. broadcast revenue.
D: All of the above.

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